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It's a common refrain in the business world: Networking is the key to success. Building relationships is pivotal. It's not what you know, but whom you know. Yet successful networking goes far beyond handshakes and business card exchanges, noted speakers at the recent 14th Annual Wharton Women in Business Conference.
From: December 05, 2012
According to a press report last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook has brought something to the company that many employees may not be familiar with: perks. These include new discounts on Apple products and a program that lets some employees dedicate a certain amount of time to a favorite project. How effective are these perks, and what should companies take into account when deciding which menu of perks to offer?
From: November 20, 2012
At a time when issues like gender inequality in the boardroom and the dearth of women in corporate America continue to make headlines, it is worth asking: How important is the role of a helpful partner in the life of a high-powered female executive? One leadership expert says that most successful women "tell me they could not have gotten to where they are without their incredibly supportive husband.... At least the ones who are still married say this."
From: November 07, 2012
The process of obtaining a particular job or gaining admission to an educational institution often starts long before a candidate turns in his or her application. Many candidates spend months or weeks researching their options and seeking advice and encouragement from people associated with each potential opportunity. This "pathway" stage in the application process is often the place where women and minorities face the first signs of workplace or institutional bias, according to recent research by Wharton professor Katherine Milkman. Milkman and her co-authors examine how this type of early-stage discrimination plays out in the world of academia.
From: September 26, 2012
Does having a female supervisor help women get ahead in their careers? New research by Wharton professor Katherine L. Milkman and a colleague shows that it does, but also points out an unintended side effect of many corporate diversity efforts: In offices with a large number of female and minority junior-level employees, these underrepresented workers tended to leave in greater numbers because they believed stiff competition for a limited number of promotions would hurt their chances for advancement.
From: August 29, 2012
Despite some successes in the workplace, women continue to earn less money than men, in part because they tend to work in different kinds of occupations and industries, a phenomenon known as "gender segregation." Wharton professor Matthew Bidwell and colleague Roxana Barbulescu study the cause of gender segregation by looking at the decisions that individuals make when beginning their job search. They present their results in a paper titled, "Do Women Choose Different Jobs from Men? Mechanisms of Application Segregation in the Market for Managerial Workers."
From: August 01, 2012
The bossless office: Is it the wave of the future or an idea that will always be a utopian dream, given the inevitable intrusion of human nature? Recent articles in the business press have extolled the benefits of environments where there are no bosses and no titles, and where employees decide among themselves which projects to pursue and which people to hire and fire. Wharton faculty and other experts weigh in with their views on whether, and how, this can work.
From: August 01, 2012
In the aftermath of the global financial meltdown that ravaged 401(k) accounts and decimated home values, a growing number of Americans are stretching their savings by retiring abroad to countries like Thailand, India, Ecuador and Portugal. But the lure of lower costs of living, more affordable health care and warmer climates can mask some of the other, less obvious expenses that expats face when they make the move, according to Wharton faculty and other experts.
From: July 18, 2012
The title of Sleeping with Your Smartphone: How to Break the 24/7 Habit and Change the Way You Work
is no hyperbole: A 2010 Pew Research study survey found that 65% of adults keep a handheld device at or near their heads while sleeping. Are the tools designed to make us more efficient and more productive actually making us less so? That question is the initial point of departure for author Leslie A. Perlow in her new book, the story of a modest experiment with unexpectedly profound consequences.
From: July 03, 2012
Wharton management professor Peter Cappelli's most recent book -- Why Good People Can't Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It
-- has inspired a reaction from just about every group with a stake in today's workforce: employers, employees, recruiters, academics and media commentators. Cappelli debunks the oft-repeated argument from employers that applicants don't have the skills needed for today's jobs. Instead, he puts much of the blame on companies themselves. In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Cappelli talks about his book, the current labor market and how the job hunting process can be vastly improved. (Podcast with transcript)
From: June 20, 2012
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